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[n] a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
[n] a dark purple-red; the dye was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta
[adj] deep purplish red


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\Ma*gen"ta\, n. (Chem.) An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; -- so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also {fuchsine}, {rose["i]ne}, etc.

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